Johnsonville Turkey with Cheddar Smoked Sausage was one of those products I thought would be an interesting food review before I took a closer look at the package.
In fact, it was not until after I taste tested the Johnsonville Turkey with Cheddar Smoked Sausage that I realized I had consumed one of my all-time least favorite food additive: MSG or monosodium glutamate.
Most food manufacturers add MSG as a flavor enhancer. A lot of people get headaches from MGS, while others believe it’s the culprit behind their weight problems.
I prepared my Johnsonville Turkey with Cheddar Smoked Sausage in olive oil, cooking two eggs in the same pan. I liked the smoky flavor of the sausage, but did not like the taste of the eggs which cooked together with the sausage. I highly recommend, if you purchase the product, cooking your eggs and sausage in separate pans.
Here are a few things I learned about the Johnsonville Turkey with Cheddar Smoked Sausage, other than the fact it contains MSG:
No. 1: Johnsonville Turkey with Cheddar Smoked Sausage ingredients include turkey, water, pasteurized process cheddar cheese, milkfat, corny syrup, salt, sugar, modified corn starch, MSG, sodium nitrate, natural and artificial flavoring.
No. 2: Johnsonville Turkey with Cheddar Smoked Sausage: One link contains 120 calories compared to a smoke turkey sausage link with 110 calories.
No. 3: Johnsonville Turkey with Cheddar Smoked Sausage: One link has six grams of fat and two grams of saturated fat compared to smoke turkey sausage with 6 grams of fat and 1.5 grams of saturated fat.
No. 4: Johnsonville Turkey with Cheddar Smoked Sausage has 2 grams of sugar, 10 grams of protein and no fiber. It has 740 mg of sodium and 45 mg of cholesterol.
No. 5: Johnsonville Turkey with Cheddar Smoked Sausage can be prepared by grilling or pan heating.
Some ideas for preparation include cooking the sausage in sour kraut, heating up in a half inch of water or chopping and frying in olive or vegetable oil. It can be served as a breakfast or dinner, which is nice. The cheddar flavor reminds me of cheddar cheese hot dogs. It’s tasty with scrambled eggs or in a wrap.
Johnsonville is based in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
I give Johnsonville Turkey with Cheddar Smoked Sausage a two out of five stars for nutrition and 3.5 out of 5 for taste. It was tasty, but the health factor was ruined by MSG and artificial flavors.
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Source: visit the Johnsonville website